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About Us

Who Are We?

Frederick Flying Cows is a new professional basketball team based in Frederick, Maryland. The organization is one of about a half-dozen new teams joining the TBL for the 2024 season!

Frederick Flying Cows is a community organization that is invested in Frederick County and will put a high level, entertaining basketball product on the floor every game! Over time, Frederick Flying Cows seeks to become a part of the fabric of the community, and a team that will make the people of Frederick proud! The team will be dedicated to provide fun, affordable entertainment for Frederick citizens!

Frederick Flying Cows home games will be played at the

WooDSBORO BANK ARENA

On The Hood College Campus In Frederick, MD.

WHEN WILL WE PLAY? ​

The league regular season runs twenty-four (24) games. Regular season play will begin in March, 2024 and will run through May, with 12 home games played in Frederick, MD. and 12 away games. League playoffs take place in June.

FLYING COWS IN THE NEWS​

Flying Cows Survive Back & Forth Battle With Jamestown to move to 14-3 5/5/24

Flying Cows Cruise To Win Over Rhode Island 5/4/24

Flying Cows Sign Kevin Young & Bryce Cashman 5/2/24

Flying Cows Back in win column vs jamestown 4/28/24

Flying Cows suffer first home loss 4/26/24

Flying Cows Win 7th Straight Game 4/21/24

Flying Cows Topple Albany For 6th Straight Win 4/20/24

Flying Cows Stave Off Montreal Toundra 4/14/24

Flying Cows Show No mercy in 52 point clobbering over Tri-State 4/12/24

Flying Cows Defeat Rhode Island Kraken by 42 points 4/7/24

Flying Cows Use Stifling Defense To Blow Past Virginia Valley 3/24/24

Tavares Sledge Named To TBL All-Star Team 3/23/24

Flying Cows Outlast Albany 3/22/24

Flying Cows sign Kyle Steward & Theo Johnson 3/18/24

Flying Cows Suffer First Loss 3/14/24

Flying Cows wallop West Virginia To Reach 4-0 3/10/24

Caleb Wood's Opening Night Buzzer Beater 3/2/24

How Head Coach Ed Corporal Perservered through the unthinkable 01/2024

Destination Frederick County's Video On The Flying Cows

FAQ’s

The Basketball league is a nationwide professional basketball league that employs players who seek to play professionally in the USA and abroad. The league has seen some of its alumni make it to the NBA, and many other players have played in the G league and in top leagues overseas.

TBL teams are located across the country, generally in smaller markets. A complete list of teams can be found on the league website – www.thebasketballleague.net.

TBL games are designed to be family friendly. Single game tickets for Flying Cows home games are $15 for adult General Admission and $10 for Child General Admission (Under 12 years old). Front Row, VIP & Suite tickets range from $35/person to $60/person

The team will source and select players who have played in the TBL in the past and players who participate in Local, Regional, and National tryouts. For more information on tryouts, visit the Events page.

 The National combine will be held in Indianapolis the first weekend in February, 2024

The team is scheduled to play in the TBL’s Eastern Conference

Home and Away games will typically be scheduled between Thursday & Sunday. The Team expects to have both evening and daytime home games during the season.

The TBL is a fan-friendly league, and the Flying Cows are committed to making a positive impact in the community. Contact Chris Jenkins, team General Manager at [email protected] if you would like to arrange for a player appearance at your school, charity, club or special event.

Roster

#8 Tavares Sledge

Power Forward

  • Born: 11/24/92
  • Age: 31
  • Hometown: Brookwood, Alabama
  • High school: Brookwood Highschool
  • Height: 6’10”
  • Weight: 224 lbs
  • College(s): Wright State, USC Aiken

#32 CHARLIE MARQUARDT​

Shooting Guard

  • Born: 6/2/95
  • Age: 28
  • Hometown: Rockaway Beach, New York
  • High school: Poly Prep Country Day School
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight: 193 lbs
  • College(s): Molloy College

#1 TEVIN FOSTER​

Shooting Guard

  • Born: 11/21/94
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Lawton, Oklahoma
  • High school: Lawton High School
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 174 lbs
  • College(s): Univ. of South Dakota, Labette CC, Drury Univ, Abilene Christian

#13 Kevin Young

Forward

  • Born: 6/24/90
  • Age: 33
  • Hometown: Riverside, California
  • High school: Perris High School
  • Height: 6’8”
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • College(s): Loyola Marymount, Kansas

#11 Kyle Steward

Forward

  • Born: 2/18/95
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
  • High school: Cass Tech
  • Height: 6’7”
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • College(s): Youngstown St, University Of Missouri - Kansas City

#5 Caleb Wood

Guard

  • Born: 1/1/95
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Reno, Nevada
  • High school: Galena High School
  • Height: 6’4”
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • College(s): Lassen CC, Monterey Peninsula College, University Of Pennsylvania

#2 Damien Daniels

Guard

  • Born: 6/17/2000
  • Age: 23
  • Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
  • High school: Hogan Prep
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • College(s): Abilene Christian University

#15 James Edwards

Center

  • Born: 4/9/97
  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: Seattle, Washington
  • High school: Franklin High School
  • Height: 6’11”
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • College(s): Southern University
  • Fire

#35 Theophilus Johnson

Forward

  • Born: 5/11/94
  • Age: 29
  • Hometown: Sacramento, California
  • High school: Franklin High School
  • Height: 6’7”
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • College(s): College Of Charleston

#20 Bilal Richardson

Center

  • Born: 8/23/1993
  • Age: 30
  • Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
  • High school: Stone Mountain High School
  • Height: 6’10”
  • Weight: 245 lbs
  • College(s): North Alabama

#4 Mustapha Traore

Forward

  • Born: 10/26/95
  • Age: 28
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • High school: The Phelps School
  • Height: 6’9”
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • College(s): Monmouth University
  • Fire

#33 Torey Fassett

Forward

  • Born: 11/2/1989
  • Age: 34
  • Hometown: Columbia, Maryland
  • High school: Alholton High School
  • Height: 6’6”
  • Weight: 205 lbs
  • College(s): St. Mary's (Canada)

#33 Bryce Cashman

Center

  • Born: 7/6/1996
  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Weston, Missouri
  • High school: West Platte High School
  • Height: 7’0”
  • Weight: 235 lbs
  • College(s): University Of North Dakota, Northwestern Oklahoma State

HEAD COACH

Ed Corporal

In June, the team signed Ed Corporal to be its head coach for the 2024 season. Ed is the winningest coach in TBL history with a .832 winning percentage in 5 seasons. A veteran coach who has been around the TBL since it’s inaugural year. Ed’s team in Enid, Oklahoma won the league championship in 2021 with the best ever record in the TBL of 30-3 which led to him being named TBL coach of the year. In 2020 his team also was in first place when the season was shut down due to Covid. Ed also has developed and coached three players that have come from his leadership in the TBL to the NBA. Over 37 years of coaching, Ed has coached at all levels including for the Washington Wizards, the University of Kansas under Bill Self, at a variety of professional leagues, at high schools in MD & KS and has found success at all.

Photo: EA Pixelz Photography

AssiTANT COACH

Ryan Powell

Ryan Powell is a young former player hoping to further his passion for coaching. Powell played collegiately for one season at nearby Howard Community College before transferring to Ohio Valley University. In 2022, he began working as an instructor for Global Squad, a basketball academy that aims to train international players who are seeking exposure in the United States. Powell also played professionally in El Salvador in 2023. In the fall of 2023, Powell connected with Coach Ed, who brought him on to the coaching staff for the 2024 season.

Ryan POWELL

Michael Witt

Team Market Owner

Michael Witt

Michael worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years working on renewable energy and environmental issues. In 1998, Mr. Witt jumped to the business side, launching E&E News, an information, high-dollar, subscription-based, online news service reporting on the policy, politics, business and science of energy and environmental issues. The service targeted Congress, the White House, federal agencies, corporations, state governments, universities and other professionals with a stake in these issues. Starting with 6 employees and a weekly paper product, E&E News grew over the next 22 years into a 100+ employee company with five daily online publications. Mr. Witt sold E&E News at the end of 2020 to POLITICO. Mr. Witt currently has a number of investments in startup companies in the Washington, DC metro area.

Team Market Owner

Tony Mazlish

Mr. Mazlish’s career has been primarily focused on building brands within the retail and direct-to-consumer furniture and healthcare industries. Mr. Mazlish founded and grew a number of brands, including, X-Chair – a direct-to-consumer, wholesale, and b2b office chair company; Healthy Back Store – a chain of specialty stores offering higher-end ergonomic furniture and accessories designed to help relieve back and neck pain; Mavix – a direct-to-consumer ergonomic gaming chair brand, founded in 2020; Svago – a direct-to-consumer and wholesale zero gravity chair brand; Travel-Pal – a self-inflating travel accessory sold through specialty retailers and on Amazon; Sit4Less.com – a direct-to-consumer reseller of Herman Miller products and other office chairs; 1-800-Pillows.com – a retail and direct-to-consumer specialty store concept dedicated to selling sleeping pillows. Mr. Mazlish, through his family company, TAZED Investment Partners, is currently investing in a variety of start-up companies.

TOny Mazlish

ChrIS JENKINs

General Manager

Chris Jenkins

In June, the team hired Chris Jenkins to be its General Manager. Chris is a young local Frederick executive with a background in Sports & Event Management. For the past seven (7) years Chris has run the Governors Challenge High School basketball tournament in Salisbury, Maryland, the award winning and largest High School basketball tournament in the country, featuring teams at all levels, including nationally ranked teams, boasts over a dozen NBA players alumni, and built a reputation as one of the best experiences in basketball. In addition, Chris has vast experience in operating a plethora of events including basketball events in Frederick, 400 team national tournaments, festivals and more. Chris has also worked directly with professional sports teams, as an account executive for MLB, NFL & NBA teams, as well as a strong background in sport tourism. 

Tavares Sledge

Power Forward

Tavares is a TBL All-Star, earning this title on March 23rd, 2024 playing for the Flying Cows.  He played Division I and II as well as internationally in Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia. Tavares brings energy to the game like no other and is a natural-born leader. His experience allows him to take control of the court with his unique skill set. His elite rebounding, fierce defense, and outside jump shot have led him to bounds of success. He has been awarded the title of All-TBL first team and is the winningest player in the TBL. He is a TBL Champion and continues to prove that on the court.

Charlie Marquardt

Guard

Charlie is a well versed player with experience playing for the NBA G League, internationally, and as a TBL champion. At Molloy College, Charlie was coached by his father where earned All American and All Metropolitan First Team. He went on to earn First Team Division Czech Republic and become a 1st division Czech Republic champion. In Uruguay, Charlie was a leader out of all of the  South American leagues in most 3PTs made, earning him honorable mention in 2022. Playing for the Outlaws, Charlie became a TBL Champion in 2021, one of the most defining moments of his career, and his life.

TEVIN FOSTER​

Shooting Guard #1

Tevin brings athleticism from his past as a 4-sport athlete to have a powerful presence on the court. Starting as a defensive back for the University of South Dakota football team, he transferred to Drury University, and later Abilene Christian University to focus on his basketball career. Tevin has played professionally in the TBL where he led the Potawatomi Fire to a 2nd round playoff appearance in 2022 with an average of 13.2 PPG. He had an impressive 25 points in the second game, making six 3-pointers. This momentum continued into the 2023 season when he became a TBL champion with the Fire.

Junior Flyers

Youth Summer Basketball Camp

Campers will be coached by Flying Cows coaches, players & staff! Camp will consist of daily games, skills training, contests, giveaways & more!

July 15-19 & July 22-26
9am – 3pm Daily Monocacy Middle
CO-ED: Boys & Girls
Ages: 5-13